This restaurant design attracted my attention because of the incredible atmosphere achieved using the patterned wall panels and the lighting coming through them.  Oyster bar restaurant  is a part of the restaurant complex “Stefano’s Fine Food Factory” in Kiev. The project was complete in 2010 on Vladimirskaya street #4 in Kiev, Ukraine.  On my next […]

If you see any beautiful backlit walls, desks or any other surfaces in a contemporary slick interior, you are probably looking at chroma – one of the coolest materials on the market from 3FORM. I would like to share a few images from 3FORM’s projects to show you the capabilities of this simple material.  I […]

This clean-lined interior showcase for Aesop store in Stand Arcade, Sydney was designed by March Studio.  Aesop’s store offers a complete range of skin, hair and body products.  Each Aesop’s store is unique and aims to add rather than detract from the existing built environment, taking into account the characteristics of a particular neighborhood it’s […]

Yogurt Shop Design

By Ekaterina Kohlwes from Mindful Design Consulting Yolick Yogurt Shop is an existing store located in Shanghai which lacked identity in its interior. Today I would like to share what was the inspiration behind this fun yogurt shop design and to maybe show you some of the process we go through during design. We were […]

“Going green” is a catchy phrase as well as a continuous trend in most retail and business remodels. Here are a few pointers of what “going green” for commercial interior design means.  To put it simply: Renew, Reuse, and Recycle.  But most important is, going green will save any business money as well as improve […]

As you may have noticed, with commercial interior design we have started exploring more dramatic design solutions to attract people into retail locations. Branding became a very important part of any restaurant which is trying to stand out in a crowd.  One of such contemporary movement that I noticed is – “going back to basics” […]

This eye-catching interior of Xing, a Chinese restaurant in New York, was created by Lewis Architects. One of the most distinctive features of this restaurant interior is the colorful ceiling canopy assembled from acrylic strips. There are a few separate areas in this restaurant interior.  Each of the areas is differentiated by the use of […]

Article by a guest blogger: One Step Retail Solutions In the past few years we have seen hardware transform – touch screen phones, lighter than a book personal laptops, virtual changing rooms and cars that look like they belong in a Tom Cruise movie.  It is certain that the future is here and it is […]

If you think Gaudi‘s designs are out of this world, take a look at this amazing restaurant design in Japan! From conceptual coffee house, a sake bar, a sushi restaurant and a lounge, designed especially for the unique culture of youth in Harajuku district of Japan, this building came to life. Spectacular oceanic motifs and […]

This inspiring hotel named East is located in the center of Hamburg’s entertainment district – South West of central Hamburg. East is all about style, relaxation and fun. Even though the existing building is an old industrial factory, right at the entrance canopy you know that there is more inside than what you see on […]

Today I’d love to introduce these slick small light fixtures which will add that extra character to any interior. This Small Lights Collection was created by Neo Design, a design studio established in 2005 by the Portuguese Industrial Designer Rodrigo Vairinhos in Witten, Germany.  The former design studio has produced an exceptional brand called NEO. […]

Have you ever felt unsafe leaving your purse just hanging behind you on your chair in a restaurant?  I have.  This unique furniture designed by recent Eindhoven graduate Kaman Tung addresses the safety and comfort at the same time. This furniture’s original use is a public space: restaurants, cafes or anywhere you would want keep […]

Since it’s getting closer to Halloween I would like to introduce some whimsical design elements to get you into the spirit. How would you like to have a tail this fall?  It’s not a joke!  This creative stool design called Tail does offer a generous tail which can be utilized. The Tail Stool is a […]

Lzf lamps started as a small company making creative lights practically in their garage. The company was founded at the end of 1994 and ever since it has grown to a well known brand. All lights are handmade exclusively out of wood veneer right from the start. The unusual material for lamps creates spectacular lighting […]

The Club hotel by Harry’s hospitality is designed by using two primarily colors: black and white! This 22-room luxury boutique hotel is located at Ann Siang road, one of Singapore’s most fashionable districts. The shell building of the hotel was constructed in 1900’s.  The very classic exterior is being blended with contemporary minimalism and some […]

FontanaArte is an Italian lighting design company founded in 1932. The company was started by an architect and maybe that’s why the quality of the design is strong. FontanaArte company has always retained a strong link with some of the best Italian and international architects and lighting designers. The result of this collaboration was the […]

  By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Are you mindful looking for a designer to get a good quality set of drawings for your new business space?  After all you probably want a space that is created perfectly for your business: an office, a restaurant or a salon.  It will be a space that […]

  Going into a restaurant what would be the most desirable view for you?  Inspired by the latest Yahoo news on  restaurants with the best views I want to introduce you one of the restaurants from that list. This world famous restaurant is located in Dubai – Pierchic. Unfortunately I was not able to find […]

  The amazing artist Katrin Olina creates not only fascinating images,  she recently finished designing the interior of the Cristal Bar in a middle of concrete jungle of Hong Kong. One of the main goals in designing this bar interior was using only one finish material, but to improvise on using whimsical imagery by the […]

  Tumi Store Photo Credit. This information would be interesting if you own a retail business and are looking for a more manageable, easy to use, and almost intuitive point of sale system.  One Step Retail Solutions is a world leader of POS systems and have been around for over 25 years.  The providers of […]

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Interactive architecture has always been my passion.  Today I’d love to introduce a new interactive surface material created by B.Lab, an Italian company. Imagine the ability to leave your footprints on a floor surface as you walk across a room, which will fade away in a few […]

The original text of the interview came from HERE. I found The Franchise Maker company when I was trying to learn more about Franchising. Dave Waldman and I became good friends and referral partners as I started learning more about what it really takes to franchise a business. Now I help Dave’s clients to brand […]

Have you ever been puzzled trying to figure our what could make your office interior, or maybe your kitchen walls look slick and contemporary without spending too much money?  Well, here is an easy solution – back painted glass! Not only back painted glass look slick, it becomes a very functional surface and can replace […]

  Living in San Diego, it’s always fun to find new exciting places around the city. AIRR Supper Club is one of the newest restaurants that opened Downtown last spring. The Consulting Chef Scott Leibfried. “A self-proclaimed provocative social dining experience, long white leather benches provide most of the seating, encouraging diners to interact with […]

  The Mandarin Oriental opens a new location in Paris at the center of the luxury shopping street Saint Honore. The Asian based hotel chain has been spreading into high-end locations around the world. The original building was built in 1930s. The new hotel has 99 rooms and 39 suites going for an average of […]

  Trying to stand out as a night club or any venue in Abu DAbi is a difficult task.  This inspiring and creative night club (Allure) is located at the Yas Island Yacht Club on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Allure night club is a “child” of the legendary Cipriani Group which serves the demand of the […]

  This project started in 2006 when a Singaporean movie director and an ex musician from south of China decided to open a live bar in Shanghai, China. The project’s budget was very low, but thanks to the client’s imagination it became a success! The concept for the design derived from “a caved space formed […]